South America Tour Planning
To get to the jungle, though, you don’t need to go to Brazil. Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador are also excellent places to get deep into the Amazon. In Peru it is only 45 minute flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Amazon.
A 4 day / 3 night stay in a comfortable lodge with expert local guides is ideal for giving you an insight into this very special environment and can be added onto a Machu Picchu visit.
With such geographical diversity it is no wonder that there are endless opportunities in South America for hiking, biking, rafting and other outdoor pursuits.
The Inca Trail is maybe one of the most famous treks in Peru but there are many more. Trekking and any of the above activities can be done alongside visiting the usual historic sites in the area around Cusco. From November to April you can get into the wilderness in Patagonia. This huge area covers the south of Argentina and Chile; here there are glacial lakes, ice fields, green forest and a huge wealth of outdoor activities.